Behind Your Radio Dial: The Story of NBC
- Publication date
- ca. 1947
- Public Domain
- Digitizing sponsor
- National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
Behind the scenes tour of the radio and television broadcasting facilities of NBC at Rockefeller Center, New York City.
- Closed captioning
- United States
- ca. 1947
- Run time
Subject: Wonderful - But more likely from 1948 based on last few minutes
Forgive my ignorance, but what is the name of the daytime radio serial shown in rehearsal?
As for TV, I'm not sure if anyone cares, but kinescope film prints exist of some of NBC's 1948 classical broadcasts (with Arturo Toscanini, who breifly appears in this short. He did three TV specials in 1948 and none in 1947, so 1948 seems more likely), along with a couple episodes of "Howdy Doody", plus some variety and drama programming.
Subject: Good Ole Days Of Radio
This film was made at the medium's height, just before television became widespread. In fact, only a few years after it was made, CBS eclipsed NBC in radio and, a few years after that, in television. Sad to think that, nowadays, NBC Radio (like the Mutual Radio Network) doesn't even exist. Only CBS and ABC still maintain radio networks---and ABC is rumored to be trying to sell theirs.
Subject: Excellent documentary
Subject: Wow! This Is Radio City!
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ****.
Subject: Ding.. ding.. ding!